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Lindsay Lohan in 'homestretch' of probation, judge says

February 22, 2012 | 10:31 am

Lohan in court Feb 2012
Lindsay Lohan will have to complete 14 more days of community service and five more therapy sessions to be finished with her probation on shoplifting and drunk-driving convictions, a judge said Wednesday.

If she complies, her long-running legal troubles should be over by March 29.

"Miss Lohan, you're in the homestretch," L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan, who appeared at the Airport Courthouse for a probation progress check. "You seem to be getting your life back on track."

Sautner told her she can only leave California for work and with her probation officer's approval, and that after March 29, her Beverly Hills case -- stemming from a 2007 drunk-driving conviction -- will "go bye-bye."

But Sautner warned her she will be on "informal probation" after March 29, meaning she would no longer have to report to the court but would have to steer clear of any run-ins with the law.

Sautner informed Lohan she would end her probation for a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence and shift her probation for a 2011 jewelry theft to summary probation, in which she does not have to report to a probation officer if she completes the community work and therapy.

Lohan, 25, arrived at the courthouse in a khaki trench coat covering a seafoam green dress and python stilettos, accompanied by her mother, Dina.

Lohan is scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live" on March 3.


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Photo: Lindsay Lohan, right, in court Wednesday with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images